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One Person’s Story

Naser Vakili

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: August, 1981
Location: Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Naser Vakili, son of Ali, along with Yusef Ja’farzadeh, was announced in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on August 20, 1981.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than he was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sarab (East Azarbaijan province).

Charges

Mr. Vakili was charged with “various counts of sodomy.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on his defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sarab condemned Mr. Naser Vakili to death. He was executed in Sarab.

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